Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin Run Time: 87 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2015
Starring: Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Jon Krakauer, Renan Ozturk
Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.
In 2008, three American climbers, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk arrive in India to make an attempt to climb Mount Meru. Surviving a massive storm on the wall and battling for 19 days through sub zero temperatures with only 8 days of food, they are beaten back just 100 meters below the elusive 21,000ft summit. After swearing off the route and returning home, family, friendship, loyalty and the will to continue dreaming of the impossible climb are tested by loss and disasters that conspire to keep them from returning to the Shark’s Fin for one last try. With intimate interviews and narration from Jon Krakauer, the documentary film Meru examines obsession, friendship, dreams and sacrifice, on and off one of the world’s most difficult mountains.